06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
Chicago based post-metallers Pelican have revealed a new remix from legendary artist and producer Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu). Broadrick tackles the title track from their upcoming EP The Cliff, due out on February 24th via Southern Lord Recordings. You can stream the new tune through SoundCloud, which is available over here.
Chicago based instrumental post-metal act Pelican present a brand new music video "Deny The Absolute", now available for viewing through the YouTube player below. The video was filmed during Pelican's West Coast US tour in June, 2014. The track for this video is taken from their latest full length, Forever Becoming, released back in October, 2013 via Southern Lord Records.
Post-metallers Pelican just debuted a song! They are releasing a new EP, The Cliff, which is coming out on February 24th via Southern Lord Recordings on 12" vinyl and digital formats. It features remixes of the title track by Justin K. Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of Palms/Isis plus one new song and (for the second time in their 14-year history) vocals by longtime friend Allen Epley of The Life And Times. Hear the full version of "The Cliff (vocal version)" below. Pelican with vocals. What do you think?
Instrumental post-metallers Pelican are currently streaming their new live album entitled Arktikaat this location. Alternatively, you can listen to it through the player below. All the tracks were recorded during a concert at Arktika Club in St. Petersburg, Russia. Arktika is scheduled for release on August 26th via Southern Lord Records. What do you think about their performance?
Finally new live dates from Pelican. The American metallers just announced shows for the Midwest, West Coast, and Australia. The band has their latest album Forever Becoming to showcase and the dates will be happening in May, June and July. Check out a full list of dates below as well as the support bands. Who is excited to see Pelican live?
Chicago instrumental powerhouse Pelican have released another new song for us to hear from Forever Becoming. This song is called "The Cliff" and you can let yourself go right here. Their first new album in four years is due out via Southern Lord on October 15th. The quartet manages to merge heaviness and beautiful sounds in perfect unison.
Four years after they released What We All Come To Need, Pelican return with a new album this year and are currently streaming their brand new song "Immutable Dusk" at this location. Alternatively, you can listen to it below. Their new album Forever Becoming will come out on October 15th via Southern Lord. What do you think about the new song?
In June last year, guitarist and founding member Laurent Lebec took an indefinite hiatus from Pelican and now the band has announced that they found their new guitarist in Dallas Thomas of the band The Swan Kings for the spot Lebec left vacant.
US instrumental metal band Pelican has checked in with the following announcement about guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec stepping out: "It is with resignation that we report that our guitarist and founding member Laurent Schroeder-Lebec is taking an indefinite hiatus from the band. Many may have already noticed his absence from live shows over the last couple of years (he stopped traveling for out of town shows in 2010), his role as a composer is now also going on hold for the foreseeable future."
US avantgarde metallers Pelican have made their new EP Ataraxia/Taraxis available for streaming online in its entirety at this location. Ataraxia/Taraxis will be released on April 10th through Southern Lord Recordings.
US metallers Pelican have made their entire new album "What We All Come To Need" available for streaming online at the band's MySpace page. "What We All Come To Need" will be released on October 27 via Southern Lord Recordings.
"What We All Come To Need" cover art] tracklist:
02. The Creeper
04. Specks Of Light
05. Strung Up From The Sky
06. An Inch Above Sand
07. What We All Come To Need
08. Final Breath
The mighty Pelican are in the studio putting the finishing touches on their fourth studio album, entitled "What We All Come To Need". What guitarist Laurent Lebec has dubbed "the most perfect synthesis of everything we've done to date, sonically", this new album is a giant step forward within the complex, intricate, beautiful and crushing sound Pelican is famous for. The album features more guests than have ever appeared on a Pelican album before: Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Aaron Turner of Isis, Ben Verellen of Harkonen and Helms Alee and Allen Epley from The Life & Times And Shiner. Content-wise, Lebec says "There is a current of inspiration that feels particular to each album's music and titles. Though we lack a singer, the song names are often conceptual. This new album speaks to a rapidly decaying world, the fulfillment we find in each other, as well as the resolve to move beyond disillusionment". If the recent "Ephemeral" EP is any indication of what's to come, we can expect nothing less than the apex of Pelican's creative output.
Pelican have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"The news is true, over the weekend we met up with Greg Anderson of Southern Lord Records over a round of espressos and signed a recording contract to do our next few records with his label. We couldn't be more excited- the label is home to some good friends and amazing bands: Boris, Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Burning Witch... I could seriously go on all day. Please don't get the wrong impression, Hydrahead are still our friends and family. But after 6 years, 3 full-lengths, 3 eps, 2 dvds, and a large handful of limited releases we felt like we needed a change of scenery, a chance to try some different waters. In others words, we are the same old Pelican just doing records on a new label.
Instrumental metal band Pelican have premiered their new video on MTV Headbanger's Blog today (November 15). The band said in a bulletin posted on their MySpace:
"The "Lost In The Headlights" video is now up for your viewing pleasure on the MTV Headbangers Blog. The on-air premiere is Saturday 11/15 on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It will air between 2am-3am EST and 11pm-12am PST. If you do the DirectTV thing, it airs live from the East Coast feed. We are fairly certain it is the first video to air that night, so tune in early!"
The video can be seen at this location or on YouTube here.
"Lost In The Headlights", which was directed by Kenneth Thomas will be the second and final video from the "City Of Echoes" album, released last year. Pelican guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec commented the following about the video shoot: